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Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Killarney

Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Killarney
Departs From: Killarney,
Ireland

Local Information: Killarney, Co. Kerry

About Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Killarney

  • Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Killarney

Tour Code: 21508P12

Duration: 9 hours

The Dingle Peninsula or Corca Dhuibhne stretches 30 miles (48 kilometres) into the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland’s south-west coast. The peninsula is dominated by the range of mountains that form its spine, running from the Slieve Mish range to Mount Brandon, Ireland’s second highest peak. The coastline consists of steep sea-cliffs, broken by sandy beaches.

Heading out of Killarney past the Macgiddycuddy Reeks mountain range with the tallest mountain in Ireland Carrauntoohil on your left out onto our peninsula drive our first stop being ‘Inch beach’ one of the longest beaches in Ireland. You may want to dip your feet in the Atlantic Ocean! Inch is home to many movie sets including ‘Playboy of The Western World’ and ‘Ryan’s Daughter.’ Of course most of the beaches in the southwest of Ireland are 'blue flag' meaning that the water, air and soil pollution free.

 
Leaving Inch, you will carry on with the coastal drive through to ‘Gaeltacht’ where the native language is spoken until we come to ‘Dingle’ home to Fungi the Dolphin. Fungi was first spotted in Dingle Bay in the 1980’s and has made it his home ever since. Boats go out to visit him on an hourly basis and Dingle is well known for the friendly locals. It’s a colorful town with a very busy harbour voted the third best place to visit in Ireland in 2014.
 
Out along the rugged coastline, enjoy the 'Slea Head Drive’, elevated approximately 330 feet (100 metres) above the ocean, the Atlantic on the left, mountains to the right and looking out at ‘The Skelligs’ (islands), of course made famous recently for the star wars movie featured at the end of the film 600 steps up the side of a cliff where the Skellig Monks lived for many years. ‘The Blasket Islands’ and ‘Dead Man’s Island’ are truly picturesque. Also on this route, you will see where the movie ‘Far and Away’ was filmed and it was here where Tom Cruise met Nicole Kidman. Stop at the ‘fertility stone’ and you'll get to see ‘The Three Sisters Peaks’ and ‘Mount Brandon’ which is the second tallest mountain in Ireland. Following all that fresh air, you'll make your way back to Dingle for some lunch and maybe a pint or two.

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